The Department of Business, International Business and Marketing

The Department of Business, International Business and Marketing, and the faculty in this department, serve students who are interested in pursuing future careers as business leaders and professionals in public, private, nonprofit and/or international organizations. The program provides a solid foundation of theoretical, conceptual and applied knowledge in the areas of business, international business and marketing.  

Students in this department will explore contemporary issues in domestic and international business, management, marketing, economics and trade. In addition, students will develop analytical assessment, information management, communication and research skills, as well as administration, supervision, management and leadership skills.

Degrees Available

As a regionally accredited college of the State University of New York, Empire State College offers the following degrees in the business, management and economics area of study:

Note: The Associate of Science degree provides a foundation in the core business areas (e.g., accounting, economics, management) as preparation for further study. The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees allow you to develop a full concentration within a business field. The key difference between the two bachelor's degrees is that the B.S. requires more credits in the liberal studies component (e.g., humanities, social sciences). The majority of students pursue B.S. degrees, particularly if they are thinking about earning a graduate degree in the future.

The Department of Business, International Business and Marketing, in addition to the A.A. and A.S. degrees, offers the following bachelor's degree programs:

Nondegree Students

Taking individual courses as a nondegree student is also possible and will offer you the same range and depth of courses and rigorous standards as matriculated undergraduate students. Even if you’re not pursuing a degree, you can take courses to prepare for college-level study, stay current in your field or improve your job skills.

Undergraduate Certificates

We also offer three significant certificate programs:

Certificate programs help the student develop a concentrated set of learning and skills in a chosen area. The certificates can stand alone or be incorporated into a formal degree program. While requirements vary, the student will usually complete four or more courses that provide foundational and advanced learning in the topic.